“From the Rising of the Sun…”

Events in the skies make observers much more aware of the round-the-clock nature of the heavens. The same sentiment is directly reflected in a number of verses in the Bible, but they were refreshed for us recently on a full-moon day, October 8, 2014. More later. Let’s talk about the… Continue reading

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Beauty and Revelation in the Black

Searching for something that is dark in the heavens almost seems counterintuitive. Things in the light are typically easier to see than things in shadow. So what happens when what you want to see is black rather than light? In many objects the dark parts provide contrast and depth to… Continue reading

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Summer Skies and Coming Lessons

We had started a small series of blog posts for new observers of the heavens. The next couple lessons give some newcomers a chance to observe and “oldcomers” a chance to review some skills we have covered. SUMMER IS SPECIAL for the northern latitude dwellers because we get to peak… Continue reading

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Struggling To Get Peace Within

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I have had observers of the night skies tell me that they get some measure of peace by looking at the stars. A few even say it is almost a religious experience. Of course, others seek that kind of peace other ways through pleasure and success. Still others hunt for it… Continue reading

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Summer Midnight Madness (Lesson 5)

This is a practical section that will use your body and your eyes to discover some stuff about the created heavens. First consider the wonder of it all: a safe platform (earth) with a transparent atmosphere that you can see through; nearly empty outer space that permits us to see… Continue reading

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